Palestine: the world’s next nation

In four days the UN Security Council will meet, and the world has an opportunity to embrace a new proposal that could turn the tide on decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: UN recognition of the state of Palestine.

Over 120 nations from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have already endorsed this initiative, but Israel’s right-wing government and the US vehemently oppose it. Europe is still undecided, but a massive public push now could tip key countries to vote for this momentous opportunity to end the occupation.

US-led peace initiatives have failed for decades, while Israel has confined the
Palestinian people, confiscated their lands and blocked Palestine from becoming a
sovereign political entity. Let’s build a massive global call for key World leaders to endorse this statehood bid now, and make clear that citizens across the world support this legitimate, non-violent, diplomatic proposal.

Sign the petition and send this to everyone: to sign the global call for a Palestinian state at Aavaz click here.

There is also a Palestinian Solidarity Fortnight of events on Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus:

Palestine Solidarity 27th July – 13th August

Screening: OCCUPATION 101. A documentary film depicting life in Occupied Palestine under Israeli military rule which dispels many of the long-perceived myths and misconceptions surrounding the Occupation.

5:00pm, SU218, Student Union Building, VUW Kelburn Campus

FRIDAY 29th:
Student Rep Council, with guest speaker JOHN MINTO (Global Peace and Justice Auckland):
motion to affiliate with Birzeit University’s Right to Education campaign as a public show of solidarity and support to all Palestinian students and teachers struggling to live, work and study under Israeli occupation.
We need 50 people present for quorum so come along and invite invite invite!

2:00-3:00pm, Memorial Theatre Foyer, Student Union Building, VUW Kelburn Campus.

(Separate FB event here:​ent.php?eid=23104275358574​6)

Speaker Panel with Dr Nigel Parsons, Senior Lecturer, Massey University
‘Occupation and Resistance’; Spokesperson from Kia Ora Gaza on the latest attempt to break the siege on Gaza; Testimonies from the Occupied Territories.

6:00-8:00pm, Memorial Theatre Foyer, Student Union Building, VUW Kelburn Campus.

Palestine Solidarity Gig, featuring a variety of local music and poetry acts including Tommy and the Fallen Horses and the Shadow Blasters.
Hosted in conjunction with Concerned Citizens collective.

13 Garrett St, Te Aro.

Link to Facebook event.